Utopian scholars have often commented on the troubling presence of transgressions, even in societies that are reputed to have solved criminal and bad behavior through social planning. Exploring the role of punishment in utopian imaginings, we invite papers on all aspects of legal and non-legal punishment in utopian and dystopian literature and communities.
The Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Al-Albayt, in collaboration with the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie is honored to invite you to participate in the Second Jordanian International Francophone Conference entitled "The International Critical Reception of A Thousand and One Nights" in the Fields of Humanities to be held at the University of Al-Albayt on 13-14 April 2011.
* Languages of participation: French, English and Arabic.
The Comparative Literature Department of SUNY Binghamton
welcomes abstracts for its interdisciplinary graduate
conference, Sexuality Across the Disciplines, to be held on
Friday, April 30, 2010 at SUNY Binghamton. This conference
seeks to consider the intersections between literature and
other humanities and social sciences fields, including
anthropology, sociology, philosophy, art history, history, and
how these fields interpret, understand, and/or engage issues
Call For Submissions: The Freud Issue
Open reading period: February 1st – April 30th
Blossombones is seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction and critical prose that represent a feminist or woman-centered response to the work of Sigmund Freud, with particular emphasis on alternative models of the psychoanalytic process posed by women.
We ask that women only submit work for the summer 2010 issue.
The Freud Issue will be guest-edited by Kristina Marie Darling.
This year's Oxford English Postgraduate Conference will take place on Friday 4th June. Proposals are invited on the theme of Mis/Appropriation in and of literary contexts. Please see the attached poster, or visit our website at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~jesu1838/.
The conference gives PhD students the opportunity to present their research to a wide audience. Proposals may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
This session seeks to explore depictions of architecture and urban space in utopian and dystopian literature and film, analyzing how these representations reveal ideological and social concepts of the ideal community, as well as underscoring the problematics of a utopian social order.
Some possible issues to be explored: utopian island, symmetry and organization, isolation vs. receptivity, ideal city as reflection of the cosmos, control and surveillance, panopticon, revolution and architecture, architecture of Ledoux and Boullée, constructivist architecture, post war architecture, light and nature as metaphor for utopia, Outer space as utopian/dystopian space.
This year's Critical Theory session invites proposals on charismatic theory, on the ways that critical approaches to literature and other arts become trends.
from an international, transnational, and/or comparative perspective and seeks to understand each country in relation to the other. For a special issue on music, we are seeking essays that look at the way songs, performers, performance styles, fans, and other aspects of musical culture add to our understanding of the United States and South Africa and to cultural flows between two dating from collaborations (jam session) between American merchant shipmen and urban South Africans in the nineteenth century. We will also consider submissions concerned with Southern Africa and parts of the Americas relevant to the special issue.
Keynote Speakers: Dr David Platten (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephen Morton (University of Southampton). Reading by Courttia Newland
Call For Papers Colporteurs 2010
New York City
It was their town, and it always would be…
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale
University of Bologna, Italy.
International Journal of Engineering (IJE) is devoted in assimilating publications that document development and research results within the broad spectrum of subfields in the engineering sciences. The journal intends to disseminate knowledge in the various disciplines of the engineering field from theoretical, practical and analytical research to physical implications and theoretical or quantitative discussion intended for both academic and industrial progress.
Data Engineering refers to the use of data engineering techniques and methodologies in the design, development and assessment of computer systems for different computing platforms and application environments. With the proliferation of the different forms of data and its rich semantics, the need for sophisticated techniques has resulted an in-depth content processing, engineering analysis, indexing, learning, mining, searching, management, and retrieval of data.
The International Journal of Human Computer Interaction (IJHCI) publishes original research over the whole spectrum of work relevant to the theory and practice of innovative and interactive systems. The journal is inherently interdisciplinary, covering research in computing, artificial intelligence, psychology, linguistics, communication, design, engineering, and social organization, which is relevant to the design, analysis, evaluation and application of human computer interactive systems.
Nanotechnology has enormous potential to change society as it lead to new medical treatments and tools; more efficient energy production, storage and transmission; better access to clean water; more effective pollution reduction and prevention; and stronger, lighter materials.
The any place/any time/any means vision of ubiquitous computing has explosive impact on academics, industry, government and daily life. Following ubiquitous computers and networks, is a road towards ubiquitous intelligence, i.e., computational intelligence pervasion in both the physical world and the cyber world. Such right place/right time/right means vision of ubiquitous intelligence will greatly reform our world to create a smart world filled with a variety of embedded intelligence or smart real and virtual things ranging from software to hardware, from man-made artifacts to natural objects, from everyday appliances to sophisticated systems, etc.
Ergonomics concerns the optimum design of products, jobs and systems in relation to human beings. The original purpose of ergonomics was to enhance both the efficiency and well-being of the workforce. These days it applies to the efficiency and welding of human beings in all areas of life - from the factory floor to the home, from the airport terminal to the country road. The International Journal of Ergonomics (IJEG) is a peer reviewed journal; intended to be an outlet for theoretical and empirical research contributions from scholars and practitioners, concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system.
The Innovative Studies: An International Journal is an independent, peer-reviewed journal devoted to sharing ideas and discussing on science and technology innovations. It publishes scholarly and practitioner-oriented papers, books, case studies, review essays, and book reviews related to innovation, creativity, change management, case studies, technology strategy and planning etc.
ISIJ List of Topics
The realm of Innovative Studies: International Journal (ISIJ) extends, but not limited, to the following:
CFP: Corpses in the Snow: Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction
2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, 1-3 October, 2010
Deadline: April 30, 2010
The Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October. This year's special topic, given Minnesota's chilly reputation and Northern European heritage, is "Corpses in the Snow."
EDGES OF FORMS, RHYTHMS OF HESITATION
Proposed Session, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 17-21, 2010
Co-Organizers: Christina Moon (Yale University) and Stephanie
Sadre-Orafai (New York University)
Religion and Culture
INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS CONFERENCE 2010
"HOPE: Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation"
Date: Mar 27/10
Time: 8:00 - 15:00
Location: Registration in the Science Building Courtyard, Wilfrid Laurier University
Cost: Free! Light Refreshments, and lunch will be provided,
The Interdisciplinary Arts Conference (IAC) is an annual academic conference, for all Faculty of Arts students across Canada, both at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels, hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University's Religion & Culture Society (R&CS).